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The history of clay is as old as humanity. In Africa, the tradition has been pit-fired vessels, and in a move to motivate contemporary artists to draw on their African roots, Iziko Museums have curated an inspired exhibition that prompted a new series of stamps from the South African Post Office.
The historic Grain Silos at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront are to be transformed into South Africa's first museum of contemporary African art. The museum will be a partnership between German art collector Jochen Zeitz and the V&A Waterfront, which has committed R500-million to the development.
The 2010 Fine Art project, a visual celebration of the world's most-watched sporting event, is assembling an international collection by some of the world's leading contemporary artists to promote African visual arts and Africa as a powerful cultural destination.
The FNB Dance Umbrella 2009, on in Johannesburg until 14 March, celebrates 21 years of offering a platform for contemporary dance in South Africa. Zoopy TV pays a visit to Newtown to check out French choreographer Fabrice Guillot's "Tuning into the Void".